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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Juanita?
2. What do the two policeman Rachel finds at her Washington home want to return to her?
3. What does Richard get a ticket for when he proposes to Rachel?
4. What does Rachel discover in the copy of the Washington Post she finds in Mark's office?
5. What style does Rachel say Mark sometimes writes his columns in that she describes as "dumb"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the importance of Rachel's diamond ring to this story. When did Mark give her the ring? How does losing it in a robbery symbolize the end of her marriage? What happens that makes Rachel decide to sell it?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Rachel's parents and their influence in her life. What kind of role models are they? Does she wish she could share this experience with her mother? How does her father attempt to comfort her? In what way have both her parents failed her?
Essay Topic 3
What role does food play in this novel? How is it important to Rachel's life and marriage? Why does Rachel provide recipes as she tells the story of her marriage breaking up? Do the recipes add to the story? Explain why or why not.
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